The price of food in Egypt went up by 8.2% since between 1/2012 and 12/12012 and then 2.7% in 1/2013
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 13, 2013 at 16:56
I wanted to bring to your attention that the price of food in Egypt went up by 8.2% between 1/2012 and 12/2012 and it went up in January 2013 by 2.7% and here is a link
(and for readers interested what the woman has on her head is not the Islamic hijab but the very Egyptian tarha which is a form of head cover that peasant women wear)
Now in this second link
وأشار التقرير الشهري الصادر عن الجهاز، إلى ارتفاع أسعار الخضروات بنسبة (5,2%)، إذ ارتفعت أسعار الطماطم بنسبة (12,7%)، والفلفل الرومي بنسبة (26,5%)، الباذنجان بنسبة (53,1%)، البصل بنسبة (5,4%)، فول التدميس الجاف بنسبة (7,9%)، ومجموعة الألبان والجبن والبيض بنسبة (3,0%).
And here the author tells us about the rate of inflation in the prices of some food but also notice that Egyptians eat typical Mediterranian diet with lots of vegetables and fruits and beans and here is a sample of the rate of inflation: the greens went up by 5.2%, tomatoes by 12.7%, green pepper by 26.5%, eggplant by 53.1%, onions by 5.4%, fool (dry fava beans which is an essential part of the Egyptian diet) 7.9%, milk, cheese and eggs 3%
As for meat: Egyptians do not eat much meat because it is just very expensive
This is really a disaster as salaries are not catching up with inflation
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